Welcome to the City of Fort Lauderdale's Virtual Recreation Center!
Although most parks are still closed, we understand the power of parks and recreation more than anyone. During this time of social distancing, we will be providing virtual recreation opportunities for you and your families.
Below you will find free, fun, and educational activities and resources for all ages. Visit this page often or follow us on our social media channels for a variety of free instructor-led classes, at-home activities, updates, and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained, and informed.
We hope to flatten the curve and look forward to serving you all again soon!
City of Fort Lauderdale Virtual Classes & Programs
View our current weekly schedule . Please check back often as we are continuously adding new programs! Click on the links below to register for the class.
- Acrylic Painting
- Fit Fort Lauderdale
- Line Dance
- Sketching & Drawing (Kids)
- Art Contest - Thank You to Our Essential Workers
- Coloring Pages for Kids - City of Fort Lauderdale inspired coloring pages
- Virtual Art Gallery Opportunity - Healing Through Art
Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.
- Angela Anderson - Acrylic painting art tutorials twice weekly
- Art Hub for Kids - Drawing lessons for kids
- Glacier National Park Coloring Book Club
- Google Arts & Culture - Content from more than 2000 leading museums and archives
- The Art Sherpa - Easy acrylic step-by-step painting tutorials
- Young at Art Museum - Virtual gallery tours and art activities
- Broward County Library* - Free e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines through Axis, Overdrive, and RB Digital
- Storytime Online - SAG-AFTRA Foundation's award-winning children's literacy website
- Broward Center's Education at Home
- Fort Lauderdale Junior Ambassador - Children learn traditional school subjects with Broward County themes
- Kanopy & Universal Classes* - Free through Broward County Library
- Tutoring from Brainfuse* - Free through Broward County Library
- Club 55+ Classes - Virtual classes for current Club 55+ members.
- Baptist Health South Florida Health & Wellness Classes
- CosmicKids Yoga
- GoNoodle - engages kids with movement and mindfulness videos
- Hoopla* - Exercise videos through Broward County Library
- Kidz Bop - live daily lunch breaks at 3 p.m.
- Sweat with Self Magazine
- YMCA 360 On-Demand Videos
- Ancestry.com - Free through April 30 with Broward County Library Card
- Historic Stranahan House Museum - Virtual tours, history lessons, and kids activities
- 7 Wonders of the World
- Rosetta Stone* - Free through Broward County Library
- Hoopla & Kanopy* - Free through Broward County Library
- Busch Wildlife Sanctuary - Wildlife videos and lessons
- Flamingo Gardens - Videos about wildlife and plants
- Frost Science Museum - DIY science at-home kits with step-by-step videos
- Museum of Discovery and Science - Camp Discovery goes virtual with daily activities
- NASA at Home Virtual Tours & Apps
- NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Launch rockets, build robots, explore your world and beyond
- NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Teachable Moments - Harness the latest space missions and discoveries
- NASA Science Space Place
- NASA Spot the Station - Tracking tool that allows you to look up your location and see International Space Station pass overhead
- South Florida Science Center - Science demos, aquarium programs, home experiments, marine biology lessons, and more
Virtual Tours & Experiences
City of Fort Lauderdale Park Tours
Aquariums & Zoos
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
- Elmwood Park Zoo "Zoo School Live"
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams
- The Georgia Aquarium
- The San Diego Zoo
Florida State Parks
- Parks From Anywhere - Webcams, virtual visits, kids activities
- Google Museum Tours
- Houston Museum of Natural Sciences
- The Louvre
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
- Van Gogh Museum
- The Vatican Museum
- Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
- Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
- Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
- Find Your "Virtual" Park - National Park Service webcams, virtual tours, and kid activities
- Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
- Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
- Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
*Services are offered free to all Broward County Library cardholders. To apply for an e-card, please visit the Broward County Library.